Chrysoprase, also known as the ‘Stone of Venus,’ was often mistaken for emeralds by ancient jewelers. It was known to have been the favorite natural stone of Alexander the Great and was believed to help him in battle. It has traditionally symbolized happiness, enterprise, and discretion, and is said to bring good fortune and prosperity. It is said to be a powerful stone for compassion, growth, forgiveness, and youthfulness. It’s great effects have been said to help with fertility, healing broken hearts, equalizing emotional balance, and helping to release fearful emotions.
Chrysoprase is one of the birthstones for May and the Gemini Zodiac sign. It is also an alternate stone for the eighteenth wedding anniversary.